Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Donna spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. She researches and writes on a vast range of home-related topics including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

Donna earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Illinois. With her husband David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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AUGUST 8, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
These Are the Places with the Worst Tap Water in America

For the most part, Americans enjoy some of the safest and cleanest water on the planet. As the recent lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, brought to light, however, some municipalities...

AUGUST 7, 2018 | TUESDAY
All You Need to Know About Butler’s Pantries

There are some old-house features we sorely miss in today's construction—transom windows, vestibules, and sleeping porches, to name a few. One such old standby that we're lucky enough to ...

JULY 31, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Times Boiling Water Can Help Around the House

Water is everywhere around us, and in most of the United States it's so safe and plentiful that we often take it for granted as we use it to drink, cook, clean, bathe, and play. But no ma...

JULY 30, 2018 | MONDAY
Keep Ticks at Bay with 9 Smart Landscaping Tips

Strategic landscaping choices can help you get rid of ticks, protecting your family and pets from the danger posed by these insects, even in the seeming safety of your own backyard.

JULY 3, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Mistakes Not to Make the Next Time You Grill

As temperatures rise, homeowners love firing up the grill and eating outdoors. Yet just as with indoor food prep, there are some important rules and guidelines to follow when you're cooki...

JUNE 27, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
10 Plumbing Tips Everyone Needs to Know

Are you dealing with a dripping faucet, low water pressure, or clogged pipe? You’re probably tempted to call a professional plumber, and with good reason. Homeowners usually don’t have th...

JUNE 6, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
12 Backyard Greenhouses You Can Assemble All By Yourself

A die-hard gardener’s ultimate dream is having a greenhouse in the backyard. If this is your dream, it’s not as far away as you might think. You don’t necessarily have to enlist a contrac...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
These Electrical Safety Tips Could Save Your Life

Most of us take electricity for granted, fully expecting that the outlets, wiring, extension cords, and power strips in our homes will operate safely and reliably. But electricity can be ...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
The Best Outdoor Rugs of 2022

The line between indoors and out continues to blur as people take advantage of warmer temperatures, patio heaters, and the freedom to work wherever they please. More people are dining al ...

APRIL 30, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip

No matter where you live—house, apartment, dorm room, mobile home—one factor remains constant: There never seem to be enough power outlets. This may explain the popularity of multi-outlet...